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Reed Construction Data Announces Spring Economic Webcast: 2014, Breakthrough Year for Construction

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Construction economy experts, Bernard Markstein of Reed Construction Data, Kermit Baker of the AIA and Ken Simonson of the AGC join forces in an all-new webcast to discuss what’s ahead for 2014 construction.


Reed Construction Data announces its sixth annual spring economic webcast: 2014, Breakthrough Year for Construction. The complimentary webcast, featuring chief economists Kermit Baker of the AIA, Ken Simonson of the AGC and Bernie Markstein of Reed, is set for April 17, 2014.

With many anticipating growth and a generally positive outlook for construction this year, find out what economists inside the industry expect in the months ahead.

“Construction professionals have a lot of reason to be optimistic this season,” stated Bernard Markstein, U.S. chief economist, Reed Construction Data. “While weather has hindered the early months, and despite a few obstacles still ahead, 2014 is certainly heading in the right direction.”

The webcast is open to everyone and will cover topics important to all industry professionals:

  • Trends helping construction growth
  • Bright spots for non-residential construction
  • Competition for skilled labor and difficult-to-fill positions
  • Housing trends - continuing upward?
  • Regions showing the strongest growth
  • Risks and wild cards that can affect the upcoming season

The live, interactive webcast airs on April 17, 2014, 2 - 3:30 p.m., EDT. AIA members who attend the live broadcast can receive AIA CEU credit, and all who register can download the presentation slides and view the webcast archive. All three economists will take questions from the audience in the last half hour.

To take part in the webcast, register here.

“We are excited to once again bring together this panel of economic experts, who can speak to issues that affect all of us,” stated Wendy McBay, Senior Director of Marketing, Reed. “Their insight can benefit everyone who wants to stay up-to-the-minute on trends and issues that affect our industry.”

About The American Institute of Architects
For over 150 years, members of the American Institute of Architects have worked with each other and their communities to create more valuable, healthy, secure, and sustainable buildings and cityscapes. Members adhere to a code of ethics and professional conduct to ensure the highest standards in professional practice. Embracing their responsibility to serve society, AIA members engage civic and government leaders and the public in helping find needed solutions to pressing issues facing our communities, institutions, nation and world. Visit the AIA website at http://www.aia.org.

About The AGC of America
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is a national trade association, dedicated to furthering the ever-changing agenda of commercial construction contractors, improving job site safety, expanding the use of cutting-edge technologies and techniques, and strengthening the dialogue between contractors and owners. Founded in 1918, the AGC today represents more than 33,500 member firms, including 7,500 of America’s leading general contractors and over 13,000 specialty-contracting firms. Visit the AGC website at www.agc.com.

About Reed Construction Data
Reed Construction Data LLC (RCD), a division of Reed Business Information and the Inaugural Strategic Partner of the AIA, is a leading North American provider of construction information. Reed Construction Data’s diverse portfolio of innovative products and services includes national, regional and local project leads, accurate and up-to-date RSMeans cost information, marketing solutions and market intelligence to provide insight to construction industry professionals throughout the U.S. and Canada. Visit the Reed Construction Data website at www.reedconstructiondata.com.

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